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    Swine Flu at DisneyWorld

    The worst case scenario apparently just happened.

    Swine Flu Case Confirmed In Orlando - News Story - WFTV Orlando

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    Re: Swine Flu at DisneyWorld

    That's a horrible story. Out here on the west coast there are so many cars with Baja California license plates parking at the DLR.

    I hope it doesn't get to the point where Disney needs to station a medical expert in the parking lot to screen the occupants of these vehicles.

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    Re: Swine Flu at DisneyWorld

    Well, that's not WORST case. For that, we've got Stephen King and Captain Tripps.
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    Re: Swine Flu at DisneyWorld

    Disney stuck an informational thing up on our company CM website about ways to prevent getting it, but its just the information from the CDC site. Wash your hands, cover your mouths, etc.

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    Re: Swine Flu at DisneyWorld

    Unfortunate yes, but the report states nothing has been confirmed yet nor has the CDC reported any cases in the state of Florida. So lets not get too worried just yet!

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    Re: Swine Flu at DisneyWorld

    Swine flu: Orlando hospital officials say no confirmed cases of swine flu in Orlando -- OrlandoSentinel.com

    Here's a link calling out the mistake by one of the doctors at the Florida hospital.

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    Re: Swine Flu at DisneyWorld

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
    That's a horrible story. Out here on the west coast there are so many cars with Baja California license plates parking at the DLR.

    I hope it doesn't get to the point where Disney needs to station a medical expert in the parking lot to screen the occupants of these vehicles.
    They'll just add a couple docs to the bag check
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    trouble is most folks won't take the time to go look for it.

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    Re: Swine Flu at DisneyWorld

    Quote Originally Posted by Boxalarm View Post
    Swine flu: Orlando hospital officials say no confirmed cases of swine flu in Orlando -- OrlandoSentinel.com

    Here's a link calling out the mistake by one of the doctors at the Florida hospital.
    Maybe I'm parsing words here, but I think the Sentinel and FL Hospital are saying that they have no *confirmed* case of swine flu by the CDC. The FL Hospital doc seems to think he's got a case there, but the CDC has to *confirm* it. Samples have been sent. So we are likely to see this later revised to say there is a case here.

    Not that I'm overly worried. Some 36,000 people die of flu each year in the United States, from normal strains. Now then, those sharks in New Smyrna Beach! Those amoebas in the lakes in Central Florida! (oh wait, those were media panics from earlier summers around here)
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    Re: Swine Flu at DisneyWorld

    No confirmation yet.

    The incubation period is 7 to 10 days, so even if checks were realistic it wouldn’t be helpful.

    I am a Paramedic and part of 'pod' teams run by Florida Dpt of Emergency Management. We deploy antiretrovirals and vaccines to the public in the even of a public health emergency. This issue is serious, but since only infected persons in Mexico have had serious symptoms (to the best of my knowledge) it could be way worse. Its not yet known why difficult to treat pneumonia has manifested in the Mexico cases, as its the same strain of the virus as elsewhere.

    That being said, I was in Orlando Sunday and WDW Monday and I am more worried about bedbugs (or the clap) from hotel sheets.

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    Re: Swine Flu at DisneyWorld

    ohhh Mouse Crap!
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    Re: Swine Flu at DisneyWorld

    Quote Originally Posted by johnatthebar View Post
    No confirmation yet.

    The incubation period is 7 to 10 days, so even if checks were realistic it wouldn’t be helpful.

    I am a Paramedic and part of 'pod' teams run by Florida Dpt of Emergency Management. We deploy antiretrovirals and vaccines to the public in the even of a public health emergency. This issue is serious, but since only infected persons in Mexico have had serious symptoms (to the best of my knowledge) it could be way worse. Its not yet known why difficult to treat pneumonia has manifested in the Mexico cases, as its the same strain of the virus as elsewhere.
    I've read elsewhere that the incubation period for this virus is only 24-48 hours.
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    Re: Swine Flu at DisneyWorld

    And actually, you're sort of right.

    Swine flu isn't new. This strain is. There was a public outbreak of swine flu decades ago. Previous straines had an incubation period of 7 to 10 days. A little googling on my part revealed that the incubation period for this strain seems to be shorter, though its too early to call yet as I am not sure there have been confirmed SPECIFIC person to person transmission.

    I read anything from 1 to 4 days on this strain, again though, depends where you look.

    I stand corrected.

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    Re: Swine Flu at DisneyWorld

    The media is making this seem FAR worse than it is. May we be reminded of the panic over bird flu, SARS, Mad Cow and what have you turned out to be a lot of... nothing. Just remember your basic personal hygiene manners and you should be fine.

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    Re: Swine Flu at DisneyWorld

    I wouldn't call that worst case anything.

    I live in San Diego on the border with Mexico, and I'm not worked up, and we have 18 confirmed cases here. The media is really pushing this into a frenzy.

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    Re: Swine Flu at DisneyWorld

    Just keep washing those hands, try not to touch common surface areas, Carry hand sanitizer, and just be aware.

    Be concerned, but not worried. yet.

    Things like this lead to a panic. That is not what is needed right now.
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